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ECU Tailgate Wings Recipe
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ECU Tailgate Wings

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"This recipe has been passed on for years and years of tailgating at East Carolina University down in Greenville, NC. My friend was the originator of this recipe and there is never a time we go out tailgating for the football games and a person does not ask for this recipe. If you are a wing lover than you will truly enjoy these! They bring out all the key things to make wings taste GREAT! It give you sweetness, zing, and as much kick as you desire. So give it a try and I promise you will enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 day 40 mins


  1. Combine the water, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ginger, sugar, limes, and red pepper in a gallon-sized sealable bag; seal and shake to combine. Add the chicken wings; refrigerate 24 to 48 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-low heat and lightly oil grate.
  3. Drain the marinade from the wings and discard. Cook the wings on the heated grill, turning occasionally, until juices run clear, 25 to 30 minutes.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 12, 2008

Wow! I had a pot luck Super Bowl party at my house, and made these wings. They were by far the best dish in our spread. I made 8lbs. and they were gone before the coin flip. This is recipe for the front of the cook book!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2011

I was really excited about these wings. Unfortunately we just really didn't like the flavor!


16 Ratings

Feb 18, 2009

I cut back the water to a half cup. I also added some minced garlic. This works well on de-skinned chicken legs, for those of you who don't make wings. (My husband does....but he's partial to Frank's Hot Sauce wings.) Very nice. This would go well with Sesame Noodles from this site. I didn't think of that until after I made the No-Fuss Potato Salad. Anyway, good recipe. I'd make this again, only next time I'd use brown sugar for a sweet taste but only deeper.

Mar 06, 2008

i like this recipe, awesome. instead of wings i use chicken breast, and bake them together with the marinate, it cooks so well & juicy.

Jul 22, 2008

Made this with drumsticks. Kids and adults both loved it. I'll make it again soon!

Feb 15, 2011

Great in the crock pot! Go Pirates!

Jan 28, 2011

I made these with chicken legs instead of wings. The sauce was good, the meat was very tender.

Mar 15, 2010

Good sauce, a little different from the same ol same ol. Will use again, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1473 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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